With Liverpool wingers Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah contributing to 16 out of the 31 Premier League goals that Jurgen Klopp’s side have managed to score so far this season, there’s no denying that the duo are incredibly important for the Anfield side from an attacking point of view.
Taking this into account, it appears that the Merseyside club could be looking to bring in a familiar face to the squad that could compete with Mane and Salah for a place in the team.
It has recently been claimed by journalist Ekrem Konur that Liverpool could be set to put in an offer for Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling amidst recent uncertainty around his future at the Manchester club.
Before joining City back in the 2015 summer transfer window in a deal worth a reported fee of £49m from Liverpool, the winger racked up a total of 129 senior appearances for the Reds across all competitions in which he managed to score 23 goals and provide 25 assists in the process.
During his time with Pep Guardiola’s side, the 26-year-old, who is currently valued at £81m according to Transfermarkt, has scored 116 goals and provided 89 assists in 307 appearances across all competitions, winning 11 trophies along the way.
So far this season, Sterling, who been labelled as an “exceptional” player by Guardiola, has only started six of the 13 appearances he’s made for City across all competitions, which has led to speculation over his future with the Citizens.
In terms of a potential move back to Liverpool, if current sporting director Michael Edwards could secure Sterling’s signature for a transfer fee around or below the fee that the Reds picked up for him back in 2015, this could be his final transfer masterclass at the Merseyside club before leaving his position in the summer.
After all, if you consider the goals, assists and trophies that Sterling has racked up during his time away from Anfield, he would be an incredibly valuable asset to have.
However, if Sterling does end up back at Liverpool in a few months time, it would be hard to see him starting ahead of the likes of Mane and Salah on a regular basis given how important the pair have proven themselves to be in recent years. That said, Sterling would provide some useful attacking depth given his experience and skill set, attributes that could take the Reds towards another domestic title.